Forecast 2014: Top Lawyers Look Ahead To The Coming Year

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Forecast 2014: Defense Lawyers Focus On Sentencing Issues

By JOHN WALKLEY

These are complicated times in criminal law. The death penalty as a ultimate punishment has been repealed in Connecticut, but new ways to commit crimes continue to created.

 

Forecast 2014: Law Firms Face Eroding Brand Loyalty, Need For Succession Planning

By PETER A. GIULIANI

It is now five years since 2008 and the great economic trough that affected the legal profession like no other recession. Back then, we advised: "Forget about the recession. It's a fact of life. Pay attention to what the eventual recovery will look like and position your firm to take advantage of it." Many are still waiting for that recovery.

 

Forecast 2014: Changes In Big Law; Changes For Law Schools

By TIMOTHY FISHER

Not in over a hundred years has there been such rapid change in the world of legal education. A model that was developed in the late 19th century has been expanded and built upon for decades, to the point where the U.S. now has more spaces for students in law schools than there are candidates to fill them.

 

Forecast 2014: New Arbitration Rules Could Be Game-Changers

By PETER W. BENNER

Dispute resolution practices are moving in a decidedly positive direction as the term "alternative" becomes outmoded. Approaches other than a default to litigation have become mainstream. These trends will continue to develop as we move into 2014.

 

Forecast 2014: Momentum Building For Immigration Reform

By CYNTHIA EXNER

Everyone agrees that our federal immigration system is broken. But finally, it seems, the momentum for dealing with the problem is building in our nation's capital, across the United States and in Connecticut. We have the ability to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2014.

 

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